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Being a Toucan


Series
Can You Imagine?

by
Katherine Ponka

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Imprint
Gareth Stevens
ISBN
9781482401301
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“Imagine if your nose were one-third the size of your body!” Covering everything from habitat and coloring to tongue shape and sleeping positions, this engaging volume invites readers to consider life as a canopy-dwelling toucan. The book begins with a breakdown of the layers of the rainforest and a map of toucan distribution. Vibrant, full-page photographs showing toucan chicks and play-fighting adults illustrate the diverse topic headings, among them “On the Perch” and “Playing and Talking.” Paired with the informative paragraphs are several “Imagine that!” thought bubbles, presenting factoids such as “Toucans hardly ever leave the tops of the trees to walk on the ground.” Back matter includes a glossary of words boldfaced in the main text, book and Web-site resources, and an index.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

598.72

AR

4.2: points 0.5

Lexile

600L

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2014

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
An opening chapter invites readers to imagine themselves as the featured animal, either in fanciful terms (“Would you become an incredible drummer” if you were an octopus?”) or more fact-based ones (“Your back legs are so weak that you can’t walk”) as a sloth. The imagination motif is reprised periodically, mixed neatly into straight descriptions of the distinct characteristics of each animal. Full-page photographs alongside each page of straightforward text are generally high quality and often quite effective at highlighting key features and behaviors, such as a toucan’s fruit-eating technique. Arrow-shaped text boxes provide additional tidbits of information that are directly related to the photos they point toward. The use of bubble-shaped text borders and occasional photos inset on top of each other result in slightly crowded pages, but most of the layouts are effective. Information about endangered status is provided where relevant, with data current as of 2013.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
An opening chapter invites readers to imagine themselves as the featured animal, either in fanciful terms (“Would you become an incredible drummer” if you were an octopus?”) or more fact-based ones (“Your back legs are so weak that you can’t walk”) as a sloth. The imagination motif is reprised periodically, mixed neatly into straight descriptions of the distinct characteristics of each animal. Full-page photographs alongside each page of straightforward text are generally high quality and often quite effective at highlighting key features and behaviors, such as a toucan’s fruit-eating technique. Arrow-shaped text boxes provide additional tidbits of information that are directly related to the photos they point toward. The use of bubble-shaped text borders and occasional photos inset on top of each other result in slightly crowded pages, but most of the layouts are effective. Information about endangered status is provided where relevant, with data current as of 2013.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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